Donald Marshall, Jr., a Micmac Indian, was only seventeen when he was sentenced to life imprisonment–for a murder he did not commit. He spent eleven years in a maximum-security prison until, by a series of bizarre coincidences, the real murderer was discovered. Based on the true story of this tragic and controversial case as recorded in the best-selling book by Michael Harris, Justice Denied is a searing indictment of “white man’s justice” that traces the dramatic events leading to Marshall’s arrest, his trial and nightmarish prison ordeal.


National Film Board of Canada

Written and Directed By

Paul Cowan

Produced by

Adam Symansky

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